Botanical Name: Cordyceps

Dong Chong Xia Cao

Dong Chong Xia Cao

Category: Tonify the Yang

Taste: Sweet

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Lung, Kidney

Dosage: 3-9g

Key Characteristics: Gently tonifies Kidney Yang, augments the essence, tonifies the Lungs, settles coughs and wheezing, and stops sweating.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in those with exterior conditions.

Actions & Indications:

  • Augments the Kidneys and tonifies the yang: for impotence and sore and weak lower back and lower extremities associated with Kidney yang deficiency.
  • Tonifies the Kidney yang, augments the Lung yin, transforms phlegm, and stops bleeding: for chronic coughs, wheezing form deficiency, or consumptive coughs with blood-streaked sputum. Because it tonifies both the yin and yang and is a very safe substance, it can be taken over a long period of time.